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Physical Therapist

  1. 1. Physical Therapist Brandon Pierce
  2. 2. Nature of Work. <ul><li>A Physical Therapist (PT) must analyze and administer treatment for physical ailments, that come from disease, injury or old age. </li></ul><ul><li>Another one of their jobs is to help restore, maximize, and maintain a full range of motion. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Working Conditions <ul><li>The conditions may be demanding. Physical Therapist will have to stoop, kneel, crouch, lift, and stand for long periods of time. </li></ul><ul><li>Will be dealing with sick people or people in extreme pain, patience is needed. </li></ul><ul><li>Will also possibly dealing with people with low morale, an upbeat and cheerful personality would be helpful. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Employment <ul><li>Most physical therapy jobs are in either private offices, clinics, or hospitals. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Training, Qualifications, and Advancement <ul><li>Most training is done on the job. </li></ul><ul><li>To be a Physical Therapist you must graduate from an approved Physical Therapy program. </li></ul><ul><li>Must be licensed by the North Carolina Board or Physical Therapy Examiners. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Job Outlook <ul><li>Employment is expected to increase within the next couple of years. </li></ul><ul><li>The areas of Rehabilitation Hospital, and Orthopedic are expected to increase the most. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Earnings <ul><li>The beginning salary is in the $50,000 range. </li></ul><ul><li>More experience can equal more money for a Physical Therapist. With 20 years experience salary can be around $80,000 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Related Occupations <ul><li>A Sports Medicine Physical Therapist has the same job but usually only deals with sports related problems. </li></ul><ul><li>A Massage Therapist is similar to PT but usually deals with muscle relaxation. </li></ul><ul><li>A Physical Therapy Assistant/Aide works closely with the PT. They are usually the one’s who work closely with the patients. </li></ul>

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